In a press release late Friday afternoon, the University of Minnesota – Duluth announced their 09-10 hockey schedule. The squad starts with an exhibition game on October 3 followed by the start of season hosting home games in the third year of the Superior Cup. UMD starts their WCHA portion of the schedule the next weekend, October 16-17, hosting Mankato State. The Bulldogs start with six of eight games at home and extend that to the winter holiday break with a streak of 12 of 18 games at the DECC. Coach Sandelin has already stated that the team must come out strong and take advantage of the home games in the first half of the season because the road games will be plentiful after the new year.
Some highlights of the schedule are: at Michigan Tech for Winter Carnival, both home and away series with UMTC, a home and home series with Frozen Four participant Bemidji State, and non-conference home games against Clarkson.